‘Moth-ers’ Shine a Light on Nighttime Beauties

9:00 minutes

Think moths are nothing more than drab, little brown fliers stalking your wool sweaters? The folks behind National Moth Week, happening now, want to change that perception. Rutgers University moth expert Elena Tartaglia describes the diversity of moths and the role that they play in nature, and gives some tips on how to become a “moth-er.”

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Elena Tartaglia

Elena Tartaglia is co-founder of National Moth Week and an ecologist at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey.

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About Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.

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